Educators Shouldn't Have to Choose
Between Standards & Equity
We help educators create culturally responsive STEM instruction so that they can truly make STEM #4Real for every single student.
While some professional learning programs offer standards-based instruction and others offer equity and social justice, we are unique in that WE DO BOTH using Lesson Study!
Tailor-Made Professional Learning
The STEM4Real Network
Educators from all of our partnerships gather online in our virtual STEM4Real Network
Intensive 1:1 Follow-Up Coaching
We provide 1:1 coaching to work on academic, behavioral and social-emotional assets of your students, families and instructional sequences. We take time to look at microaggressions, implicit bias, and how to increase student-to-student academic discourse.
"The weight of lesson planning has been eased and I feel like I can see an end result. I will be able to focus more on the social justice context for my lessons. Thank you so much for the scaffold to change the 5E to the AOA lesson plan. I am hopeful that my lesson will become more engaging. Thank you for having every resource available and necessary for all of my questions."
Academy of Alameda
What we are NOT:
Are our educators better off because of us?
How we measure...
VSorts™ is a powerful web-based platform that uses vignettes to understand and transform organizational culture.
Discuss teacher virtual recordings and live observations with the team to discuss teaching goals and performance indicators. Analyze strengths and areas for growth. Monitor progress for both teachers and students.
Our research team will collect pre- and post-surveys to understand the implementation of teacher practices and the shifts in teacher pedagogy over time.
Our research team will conduct and code exit interviews with select participants to assess validity and reliability of professional learning for educators. We will provide the districts with a full report and recommendations for a STEM action plan, budget planning, and next steps.
We will analyze lesson plans, analysis of student work, case studies, and teacher observation notes to discuss the process and assess next steps.